Within the general Design and Technology area children are able to find lots of information and activities relating to crafts, materials, tools and structures. There are links to many external Design and Technology-related websites including Lego, Babloo and a range of other relevant websites containing projects and resources suitable for Key Stage 2 learning.
The Structures area of the KS2 Design and Technology section includes a collection of interactive activities and projects. The fun projects encourage children to make their own structures including a pinhole camera, a tubal roller coaster, a spaghetti glider, a straw tower and a sun clock.
The Textiles area includes a variety of textile-related Design and Technology projects including making a puppet, an egg cosy and a money container.
Children are also able to enhance their knowledge of Food through a range of information, facts and activities relating to healthy eating, the history of food, genetic modification, food safety and nutrition. There are a number of simple recipes for children, such as making bread and sandwiches, as well as information about the importance of eating five-a-day.
In the Control Mechanisms area children are able to learn all about amusement parks, including how they work, and are even able to try to build one. They are also able to learn how different inventions work, including learning about pendulum clocks, fireworks, pneumatic mechanisms and machines. The Control Mechanisms section also includes information and activities relating to building a robo-copter, building a siege engine, dissembling a torch, creating a spinning top and many more fun activities suitable for children at Key Stage 2 level.
Within the Design area children are able to print off a number of worksheets to help with their design projects. These include designing a playground, a classroom, a mechanism and a structure. There are also some design tips from a Design and Technology student.
The resources and activities in the KS2 Design and Technology section are in an interactive, online, or printable format that brings a differing dynamic to the subject for children studying at Key Stage 2.
20 Kids, 20 Minutes, 20 Kites - Fact sheet about how to create a kite.
Bridges - Barking and Dagenham Bridge Project
Bridges - Interactive activity about bridges
Build a Spaghetti Tower - Information about creating a spaghetti tower.
Build a Straw Glider - Information sheet about building a glider out of straw.
Build a Tubular Coaster - Information sheet about how to build a roller coaster out of a tube.
Build the Best Paper Plane in the World - Information sheet about creating paper areoplanes.
Dinosaur Model - Information about creating a model dinosaur.
Flipsticks - Information sheet to design your own flip stick.
Gallinsky - Information and photographs of modern architecture
Geodesic Gumdrops - Information sheet about creating and design your own structure out of sweets.
Hoopster - Information sheet to build a type of areoplane made with hoops.
Insect Mask - An activity page that allows you to create your own insect mask.
Joesphs Wus Origami - An excellent site which introduces you to orgami everthing from simple to complicated designs.
Make your own Paper - Information sheet about how to make your own paper.
Making a Sun Clock - Information sheet about making a sun clock.
Making a Swing - Interactive whiteboard activities about making a swing
Mind Storms - Lego - Each month, LEGO MINDSTORMS takes you inside the workshop of a new Pioneer inventor.
Musical Instruments - Online photos of musical instruments
Natural Building - A site looking at buidling houses with natural materials.
Packaging - A Gift Box - Online activity to design and make a gift box
Paper Planes - Create different areoplanes with this information sheet.
Photograph Frames - Online activities about making photo frames
Pop-up Troll - Online technology project
Pringle Pinhole - Information about creating a simple pin hole camera.
Print & Play Toys - Lots of model toys for you to make.
Rain Stick - Information sheet about making a rain stick.
Shelter Images - Online images of different shelters
Shelters - Interactive whiteboard activity about shelters
Sodaconstuctor - Construct and simulate your own models
Structures - All about bridges and other structures
Structures Around the World - Excellent site exploring bridges and other structures. Try some excercises on how to build them.
Up Periscope - Information sheet about creating your own periscope.
Whizzball! - A fantastic puzzles testing your mechanical planning.